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Share a showcase

With Dropbox Showcase, you can share your showcase with anyone. People do not need to have a Dropbox account or be signed in to a Dropbox account to view your showcase. However, they do need to be signed in to a Dropbox account to leave comments on your showcase.

Sections in this article:

Preview a showcase before you share it

Before you share a showcase through email or link, you can preview it to see what it’ll look like to other people. To preview a showcase, click the Preview icon (it looks like an eye) in the upper right corner of the showcase.

Share a showcase by email

To share a showcase by email:

  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click the Share button at the top of the screen.
  3. Type the emails of the people you would like to share your showcase with.
  4. Click Send.

Note: The email that gets sent is branded with the same featured image, logo, and title that you've set for the showcase.

Share a showcase with a link

There are two ways to share a showcase with a link:

  • Copy the link for the showcase in the address bar of your web browser, and share this link via email, chat, or any other method
  • Open a showcase and click Share, click Copy link, and share this link via email, chat, or any other method

You can also create a custom link for your showcase. To do so: 

  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click Share in the upper right.
  3. Click Customize link.
  4. Type a custom URL.
  5. Click Save, and the link will automatically copy to your clipboard.
  6. Share this link via email, chat, or any other method.

Custom URLs always start with https://shwca.se/. Open a showcase and click Share to view, copy, or edit your custom URL anytime. 

Change who can view and comment on your showcase

You can change who has access to open and view a showcase, or download its contents, in the Sharing settings

Note: Only the owner of a showcase may make edits to a showcase. Viewers can leave comments on the contents of a showcase, but they can’t make edits. 

To open Sharing settings:

  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Choose who can view the showcase and whether viewers may download the contents of the showcase.

View activity on your showcase

You can see information on visits, views, comments, and downloads on the Showcase activity page. 

To view activity on your showcase, click the View Activity icon (it looks like a bar graph) in the upper right corner of the showcase.

Note: You'll also receive an email notification if someone viewed or commented on your showcase, or downloaded its files.

Download the contents of a showcase

You, and the people you share a showcase with, can download the files in that showcase.

There are a few things to be aware of when downloading the contents of a showcase:

  • Files can be downloaded either individually or all at once
  • Things that are not files, like text boxes and web links, do not download
  • Files download as .jpg and .pdf files, and are read-only
  • If a recipient downloads a file, they won't be able to edit the original (or "source") version

To download an individual file from a showcase:

  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Hover over the file you’d like to download.
  3. Click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) that appears.
  4. Click Download.

Note: This option is only available for viewers of a showcase, and not the creator of the showcase.

To download all of the files in a showcase at once, click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) in the upper right of the showcase. 

Note: This option is available for both viewers and creators of a showcase.

If you're the creator of a showcase, you can prevent viewers from downloading your content. 

To disable downloads on a showcase:

  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Uncheck Allow downloads under Allow viewers to download?

Note: Disabling downloads for a showcase prevents people from downloading the content through Dropbox, but doesn’t prevent people from saving the content using other methods.

Leave comments on a showcase

You can leave comments on files in a showcase if both of the following are true:

  • you are viewing the showcase (not in edit mode)
  • you are signed in to your Dropbox account

Note: This only works for files that Dropbox can preview

To leave a comment on a showcase file:

  1. Open the showcase.
  2. Single-click the file you’d like to comment on.
  3. Single-click the comment box to the right (where it says New comment).
  4. Write your comment.
  5. Click Post.

To comment on a specific areas of the file, single-click the Comment on a specific area icon in the comment box (it looks like a circle with a plus sign), single-click on the area of the file you’d like to comment on, and write your comment.

Learn more about Showcase:

Showcase: Getting Started

Customize the layout of a showcase

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Showcase FAQs

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